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17 February, 2019
 
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Cops discover drugs inside arcade game

Owner of food supply company wanted for questioning in connection with cannabis delivery from Greece

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A Greek national has been arrested in connection with 64 kilos of cannabis hidden inside an arcade game in Limassol, while the owner of a food supply company is wanted for questioning.

Cyprus police raided a storage facility in Limassol on Wednesday, following a tip received by authorities, where they discovered 64 kilos of cannabis packed in 63 1-kilo air-tight bags and another packing with 700 grams.

A 53-year-old man from Greece, who was connected to the warehouse, was arrested and later remanded for eight days by the Limassol District Court.

The suspect initially told investigators the cannabis was destined for his own private use but cops were unconvinced and he later named other individuals

The drugs were hidden inside a toy crane machine, which was shipped by boat from Salonika, Greece.

Police say they want to question the 54-year-old owner of a food supply company that imported the arcade game while investigators also try to ascertain whether other associates took part in the act.

Based on witness statements obtained by police, investigators are confident that the drugs had been imported and cleared customs on the same day when cops raided the warehouse at the Agios Athanisios industrial park in Linopetra.

The suspect initially told investigators the cannabis was destined for his own private use but cops were unconvinced and he later reportedly divulged the names of other individuals who possibly could be connected with the case.

Investigators are trying to ascertain their role as well as the possible role of the company in importing the hidden drugs.

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Cyprus  |  Greece  |  Salonika  |  drugs  |  cannabis  |  arcade  |  crane  |  police  |  warehouse  |  Limassol  |  court  |  food supply

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